Nowhere in Africa (9)

 Copyright 2003 by Tony Medley

 

The true story of a young, non-religious Jewish couple and their 5-year old daughter who flee Nazi Germany in 1938 to try to survive in the wilds of Kenya.  This is a tender, intuitive, captivating 138-minute journey of change and maturation with exceptional acting by all.  The gorgeous cinematography captures the essence of life in Africa.  This film contains an original, brilliant depiction of African natives as normal people who just choose to live their lives differently than those who choose to live in cities, instead of showing them as ignorant, subhuman savages, which is the way they are generally depicted on the screen.  This is a wonderful film. I was emotionally exhausted when it ended. In German with subtitles.

 March 26, 2003

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